Today's Ally Langdon stumps Opposition Leader with surprise question

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Ally Langdon has left Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese stumped with a curly question on live TV.

The Today co-host quizzed the Labor leader about the price of a common feminine hygiene product on Thursday morning, much to his surprise.

Today host Ally Langdon interviews Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese. Photo: Channel Nine.
Today host Ally Langdon left Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese stumped on live TV. Photo: Channel Nine.

'How much?'

Ally explained that she was making the inquiry off the back of Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Press Club gaffe which saw him unable to recall the cost of several essential items.

"We know that the PM got stumped by the cost of bread and milk the other day," the mum-of-two said.

"You of course were across household items, so here we go. For your female voters, can you give us the price of a box of Carefree?"

By 'Carefree,' Ally was referring to a popular period care brand that sells pads, tampons and other similar products.

A 16-pack of Carefree tampons retails for about $4 — a fact that was lost on the 58-year-old politician.

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A 16-pack of Carefree tampons retails for about $4. Photo: Getty Images.

"No I can't," Mr Albanese replied.

"I live with my son who is 21 years old and I assure you that is something I can't tell you," he added.

While Mr Albanese admitted that Ally had indeed got him with her tampon question, he did claim to know the going rate for other household buys.

"I can tell you the price of bread and Vegemite and a range of products. I can tell you the price of cereal but no, you have got me there Ally," he conceded.

The Opposition Leader did take the opportunity to remind viewers that he was behind the push to remove the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from 'feminine hygiene products' in 2018.

"I can tell you this, [tampons] are too much. They are too much and it is a good thing that the GST got taken off them as a result of a very effective campaign by Labor along with women out there in the community," he said.

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